Ten Top Tips on How to Get the Best from Changing SituationsWritten by Martin Haworth
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Remember Where You Are Right Now Be honest about life you have - it is probably not that bad - so every change you have experienced in your life has been got through so far. Maybe there have been a few ups and downs, but you've probably been at least OK - so this gives you chance to be at least OK - and new possibilities too! In fact, you might even be ahead!Be Strategic In your plan, which looks to future, use changes you are experiencing to your advantage. Look out for opportunities that might crop up which work for you. Be aware and creative in what you do and where you look.Celebrate When you are going through this, find moments of success - and celebrate that you are in control - you are being creative, positive and capable. It is worth celebration.Look for Change Prepare for change all time and utilise new skills (which you would not have had if you had not experienced change) to respond in your interests in future. You might even be constructive in generating changes for yourself.Share Share your positive experiences with others. Using this pro-active way of dealing with change is radical and new - share your success with and therefore help others. It's your life, and you can be as you would like. And change can re-energise you is so many ways. Let yourself free to play with opportunities it can bring.
© 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, managers and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com. (Note to editors. Feel free to use this article, wherever you think it might be of value - with a live link if you can).
What to Ask When You’re Invited to a MeetingWritten by Steve Kaye
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4) How should I prepare? Make sure that you know about any research, readings, or surveys required to participate. Ask about expectations for other participants because this could influence your preparation. Attend only if you can prepare adequately or suggest another time for meeting.
5) What should I bring? Should you bring a laptop? Will you be asked to give a presentation? Should you bring reports, data, or other information? Make sure that you have enough time to obtain tools and materials needed for effective participation.
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